Chloe Sevigny to play alleged axe murderer Lizzie Borden in HBO miniseries

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Chloe Sevigny

Just a few days before Big Love airs its final episode, Chloe Sevigny may have already signed on to her next HBO project. The actress is attached to play Lizzie Borden — the New England woman who famously avoided conviction for the murder of her father and stepmother by hatchet in 1892 — in an upcoming miniseries for the network. In preparation for the role, Sevigny has reportedly been logging nights at the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast in Borden's hometown of Fall River, Mass.

The project is backed by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone, and Sevigny would also sign on as co-exec producer. Fingers crossed for some gory Chloe-wielding-hatchet shots, and an early hats-off to the writer who figures out how to work a topless sex scene into the story.